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Pain and Racing Speed The Training Hours Track Corner

Smiles From the Old Reels: Season 2014

After a lengthy pause, just at the 2 year anniversary of TheTallCyclist it is time for a long awaited catching up or as we say around here: “Smiles from the old reels.” Each event will get it’s separate post that would be linked to the categories here; this post is like a table of content […]

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Equipment Pain and Racing Speed The Training Hours Track Corner

The Many Things Happening With Me in The Last Months in Cycling

The blog has been very quiet for the last couple of months, that being said that doesn’t mean I have hung up my wheels and called it quits. Quite the opposite. With the many things going on and training picking up in earnest as I was getting ready for the 2014 national championships, somehow the […]

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Pain and Racing Speed

It Always Hurts the First Time and You Remember it Forever, Tour of Bulgaria 2013

Tour of Bulgaria 2013 The unknown is scary, uncomfortably scary. After the 2013 National Championships I had no clue what was going to happen – life, cycling etc., I was left in limbo. So everything afterwards I considered a bonus. I joined a new team and got thrown straight into  my first ever elite UCI […]

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Against the Clock Pain and Racing Speed

Hot, Hot, HOT and Hilly: National Championships 2013

Day 1: Time Trial 14:50 It’s one third power, one third technique and one third what goes on in your head. I’ll put confidence as something into the last category. Returning to the familiar 9.5km (~6mi) course in the blistering heat and wind swept roads just outside of Sliven meant two things – I was […]

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Against the Clock Pain and Racing Speed

2013 National championships Update. 6th on the TT!!!

A quick update before I get into more details soon. During the 2013 Bulgarian National championships with a time of 52:00,44 I finished 6th in the TT in the crosswind buffeted 38C (100F) course, 1:20 from the podium. I bested my 12th place and time of 54:14 from last year (same course) so I am […]

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Pain and Racing Speed

The Race That Didn’t Happen – Spaarnwoude

If a tree falls down and there is no one to hear it, does it still make a sound? No matter how much I kept pushing it, it just didn’t want to do anything. I hit it, I banged it, still no response. Sunday morning races are supposed to bring excitement to this otherwise dull part […]